Community Blogging

For anyone interested in why I’m so keen on the idea behind “The Locals.”
James Shelley has a great article about the idea of community blogging which has been eating away at me for some time now. With Ron, Julia, James, Matthew, David, and Hans (can you send me that link again buddy) all scattered across the net and blogging anyway…why not collectively post here as well?

“I don’t know about you, but I learn best in dialogue, conversation, and discussion (maybe even in debate too). Interacting thoughts and ideas take what might otherwise be raw intellectual data and breathes relational reality into it. As I thought about this in terms of “blogging”, I’ve come to the conclusion that it makes far more sense to therefore blog as a community.

Instead of building our own little spheres of unocentric reflection and hoping someone else cares enough to “check in”, why not collectively own, contribute and lead the discussion?… this isn’t about building a mammoth movement, it’s about creating a space and a place to interact that isn’t driven by any one person’s agenda.”

You can read Shelley’s full post here.

Anyway, here’s to seeing what becomes of things…

One thought on “Community Blogging

  1. I like this idea. I like it for the same reasons I like squishing everybody around one table at Easter and Christmas: every conversation may not be directed at you, but you can hear enough of it to know when you want to lean forward and join in. And, there’s always someone around who will keep you on track if your stories get out of control…

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